AMASS an Ian Van D. Installation
Artist Ian Van D. installed his site-responsive sculpture AMASS on the Nicolet College Campus this summer. This project was part of a series of outdoor installations that present household and rural material as ceremonious gatherings. To create these works, Ian uses barn wood, disregarded fence posts, old frame boards, and of course sticks and bark from the land to create totemic structures, eventually installing them directly into the ground as groupings or gatherings. The objects are meant to haunt the spaces they are installed in, and they take on an eerily figurative posture, looming over their peers, and jutting into and out of our environment. AMASS at Nicolet College is part of a larger series of installations across the United States. To learn more about Ian Van D. and his work please visit www.ianvand.art.